Category Archives: Thoughts by All

Who Can I Trust?

“My soul finds rest in God alone. He alone is my rock.” Psalm 62:1 Fidelity. Security. Trust.  It’s no surprise that many institutions through which we invest millions of dollars have names signifying certainty or confidence. Why would we allow … Continue reading

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Cheer Up; He Has Overcome

“I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many sorrows and trials; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world” John 16:33 I know of … Continue reading

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A Love Too Heavy

“Do not be bitter or angry or mad.  Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others.” Ephesians 4:31(NCV) Oh, the gradual grasp of hatred.  Its damage begins like the crack in my windshield.  Thanks to a speeding truck on … Continue reading

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Sincere Smile

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but harsh words cause quarrels.” Proverbs 15:1 Carol was a defiant woman.  Pride was her armor.  And anger was her companion.  She was a political activist.  She actually enjoyed wielding her fury. People cowered … Continue reading

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Called to be What He Made

“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth — everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:6-7 I remember talking to one … Continue reading

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Blessed in the Little Things

“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits–who crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things”. Psalm 100:1-4 Little things, though simple in their demonstration, can be great in their significance … Continue reading

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The Vessel

“So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it … Continue reading

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Broken but Made Beautiful

It would seem to me that we are all in the potter’s house being shaped and molded.  God holds us in his hand and molds us through the different experiences in life.  Sometime he makes little changes and other times he fills the cracks and closes them up. Continue reading

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ABBA

Abba, Father: Thought: Picture yourself, no matter your age, crawling on Abba’s lap to receive His comfort, love and guidance. It’s okay. None of us are ever too old or self-efficient to not need that! Continue reading

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Children and Parents

“Why are we so keen to have families and yet not give them the priorities given in scripture?” There is a danger, where parents are too busy for their children, that it can have effects on the family and on the society both present and future. Continue reading

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Passing Through Darkness

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 In a very dark moment in my life a friend … Continue reading

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It Is Not The End!

“As your days, so shall your strength be.” Deuteronomy. 33:25 We all go through periods of life when we feel we cannot go on. It can be a loved ones’ terminal illness (or your own), death of a precious person, … Continue reading

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It’s All about Control

Father, it is my prayer that You will infuse those that are struggling in this area with inner strength. Your Word declares that You are a perfect help in the time of trouble. May they find the grace needed to keep it together when they want to lash out or act unseemly. May they find the grace needed to maintain their peace in the midst of turmoil. Heal the root issues that keep bringing them back to this response. Open the eyes of their understanding today, In Jesus name Amen. Continue reading

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Responding to Accusations

“When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you … Continue reading

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Surrounded by God’s Protection

Living in an increasingly insecure world has its real challenges. Dangers, terrorism, new strains of viruses, economic struggles and broken/displaced families surround us on all sides. In the midst of these tensions …. Continue reading

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